VIZ Media recently announced that they will be publishing hardcover copies of the generation-defining manga series Fist of the North Star in English this year.
Fist of the North Star is an ultra-violent manga by Buronson and Tetsuo Hara from the 1980s set in a post-apocalyptic world. Now, thanks to VIZ, the manga series is being released in English.
“In a post-apocalyptic world, humanity has risen from the ashes of nuclear war to a nightmare of endless suffering. It is a time of chaos. Warlords and gangs of savage marauders and warlords rule the broken ruins of civilization, terrorizing and enslaving the survivors. Life has become a brutal struggle for existence and death the only release.”
“One day, a wanderer appears out of the wasteland to bring justice to the guilty and hope to the people—a warrior named Ken, a man who shares seven scars upon his chest and holds the secret of a mysterious martial art known as Hokuto Shinken, the Divine Fist of the North Star”